CM TeleSummit – Leading a Core Volunteer Team – David Wakerley and Nathan McLean

cmtelesummit Here is my next installment of notes from the CMTelesummit.

  • Includes Nathan Mclean
  • Volunteers
    • Everything they do is based on volunteer base
    • Services not necessarily run by paid staff
    • Role of Children’s Pastor is to equip people within the church
    • Not there to do it alone but empower people to run the ministry
  • You as leader need to focus on what only you can do
    • Certain things only you can do
    • Other things you shouldn’t be doing

  • Getting people involved in your team to carry out the work of the ministry
  • Get your volunteers to own the ministry with you then they can do it
  • Everyone goes through seasons of ministry
  • Need to identify the need
    • Not called to do it alone
    • Have to be passionate about it
    • If you don’t see it as vital, you can’t inspire others to do it
  • Talking about key team of three Jesus spoke to
  • Identifying people
    • Jot down five people who help you the most
    • Five key leaders that enable you to do what you do
    • That will form the basis of your key team
    • Have to spend time to build leaders
    • When you know people, you tend to focus on their faults
    • Look at people objectively
    • Don’t think way they are now it the way they will always be
    • Not just talking about people who are available
      • Also need capacity
    • May have someone with high capacity with little availability
      • Still part of key team
      • Capacity to impart to other people
    • Think beyond just availability
  • What does a key team look like?
    • Current leaders
    • Potential future leaders
    • Wise heads – people with more experience
  • How do you lead a key team?
    • Key Team meetings
      • Regular meetings
      • Avoids long meetings
      • Meetings shouldn’t compete with greater vision of the church
      • Need to exhibit same devotion and loyalty to pastor as you would like them to show to you
    • One-on-one meetings
      • Regularly catch up one-on-one
        • Set up a time for a phone call
        • Plan and prepare for meeting
      • Care for them – find out if they are OK
        • You don’t just want them for what they can do
        • Value them for them
        • Focus on health not growth because healthy things grow
      • Giving them time to talk to you
    • Communicate Well
      • Clarity in instruction
      • Don’t need to say a lot of things in leadership, just need to say a few things often.
      • All about repeating the few things that you need to talk about
      • Hillsong uses Weekend Booklets for leaders
        • Information, feedback and everything a leader will need for that weekend service
        • Gives ownership and responsibility
        • Leader’s meeting announcements
        • Topics for the weekend
        • Upcoming events to inform team
        • Announcements for kids
        • Team leader checklist
      • Team leaders run short meeting before services
      • Afterwards, get together for a short debrief
        • Gives ownership to volunteers
      • Give feedback to people
        • Tell people ahead of time that you are going to give them feedback
        • Give positive feedback as well
  • How to lead a Key Team meeting?
    • Find a time that can be consistent
      • Works for you
      • Works for majority of team
    • Always make it worth their time
      • Don’t be late
      • Don’t just have a social hangout all the time
        • Can be OK every few months
      • Always come out with an outcome
        • Action points
    • Ensure everyone is connected
      • You are pastoring them just as much as kids
      • Work your way around the team
      • Make sure connection is quality
    • Have an agenda
      • Helps keep focus
      • They can see you took the time prepare
        • Will value it more because you showed value and time
    • Notice who is and isn’t there
      • Text people
    • Timeline
      • One hour
      • Don’t go over time
        • May still hang out with people one-on-one
      • First 10 minutes all about Connection
      • Next 5 minutes – what is Coming up in your ministry?
      • Next 15 minutes  – Coach (leadership session)
        • Sometimes use what senior pastor has been talking about
        • Coach towards what you want to see happen not what’s going wrong
      • Next 5 minutes on Cast Vision
        • What you’re comfortable sharing may vary with different groups
      • Next 20 minutes Create – brainstorming ideas
        • How do we make this happen
      • Last 5 minutes – Conclusion and Prayer
        • Conclude on time

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